The cowboy, the quintessential symbol of the American Old West, circa 1887.
William Surrey Hart, American silent film actor. Hart went on to become one of the first great stars of the motion picture western. (Photo from Greenbriar Picture Shows)
Ride Lonesome (1959) Starring Randolf Scott, Karen Steele and Pernell Roberts. (Photo from Greenbriar Picture Shows)
The Lone Ranger starring Clayton Moore. 1950's General Mills adverisement. (From Newhousedesign on Flickr)
William Boyd aka Hopalong Cassidy. 1950's Post Grape-Nuts advertisement. (From Newhousedesign on Flickr)